Freddie Mercury; Phil Dent/RedfernsJer Bulsara, the mother of the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, has died at age 94.

Bulsara passed away “very quietly and peacefully in her sleep” on November 13, according to a post from Queen guitarist Brian May on his official website.

May writes, “Jer was a warm and devoted Mum to Freddie, and, like Freddie, always had a strong twinkle in the eye. …In private moments with us, away from the glare of the spotlights, in latter years Jer was always ready with a cup of tea when we visited, and we were always able to speak about ‘My Freddie’ without shyness, feeling that he was not far away.”

He adds, “She was with us all the way. She loved the fact that Freddie’s spirit lived on so strongly in the work we were doing, and that Freddie was always a physical part of our live shows.”

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Mercury’s death on November 24, 1991.

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